Tab bar

The tab bar in Dorico Pro allows you to display different layouts within the same project window. It is located between the toolbar and the music area.

  • You can hide/show the tab bar by clicking Show Tabs in the toolbar.

Tab bar with elements labelled

The tab bar contains the following:

  1. Tabs

    Displays all open tabs, with their position from left to right reflecting the order in which you opened them. Each tab is labeled with the name of the selected layout. The tab currently in view in the music area is highlighted.

    When you hover over an individual tab, an x appears that allows you to close the tab.

    Mouse pointer hovered over a tab
  2. New Tab

    Allows you to open a new tab. Tabs can contain a different layout, or an additional view of a layout that is already open in another tab or window.


You can change whether the tab bar is hidden or shown in new projects by default in Preferences > General > View.